Thursday, March 15, 2012
Art Isn't Easy! But Commissions are Open
I'll bet something you didn't know about me is that I wanted to go to art school when I was in high school. I considered going to the expensive art school in the next state but I never went. Now that I am older and hanging out with people who actually did go to art school I'm a little sad I never went. But I've always liked to draw, I wish I had some of the pony drawing I made as a kid, I would love to see them now!
Fortunately, I think there are certain freedoms one has from considering themselves a hobby artist. Art has always been something of a relaxing activity and me and I don't know if i would want it to be my main source of income. And if I consider myself a hobby artist I don't need to worry so much about creating artwork for other people or what other people consider "real art".
This doesn't mean that I don't want to improve and make the best art that I can. The Moonlight Fluttershy above was the product of some experimentation for me. It was my first attempt at using sponges with my watercolor pencil and with using frisket/masking fluid.
Here is the drawing I am most proud of at the moment though. I loved working on it and I'm thrilled with how it came out!
Remember in real life that this art is about the size of a baseball card. Unfortunately, this card was made for babyblueducky and she has already been mailed to her home.
Which brings me to the odd part of my post. Last year I got a business license from California so that I could be an artist at conventions, though I never got a table due to my increasing workload at the label company. Because I didn't sell anything the state wants to take my license away to save them money and unless I show them I have sold something this year I'll lose my license. So I am opening commissions for the first time to the general public.
ATC sized art is $5 and 5x7 art is $10.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
My full DeviantArt gallery can be found here.